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January 1935


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(1):131-135. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460190134017

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Nevus of the Scalp of an Unusual Yellow Tint. Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.  This girl, aged 16 months, has had since birth a smooth, flat, soft nevus of the left parietal region of the scalp. The parents applied for treatment of the infant at the clinic of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. The nevus is scythe-shaped, approximately 6 inches (15 cm.) in length and 1 inch (2.5 cm.) in width, extending from the hair line on the left side of the forehead back toward the crown of the scalp. The surface is smooth and velvety. The edges are sharply defined and faintly elevated above the niveau. The peculiar feature is the color of the lesion, which is a uniform yellow or light saffron. The parents have refused permission to perform a biopsy.

DISCUSSION  Dr. George M. MacKee: The lesion looks like an atrophic scar, but there

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